Jndge of Probate Newkirk is well known to have a weakness for old curiosities, particularly lire arms. Today he received soraething out of this line it being a wooden brace made 60 years ago by a Germán by the name of Bluebusch, in Monroe county. It was picked np by Kdward Howard, of Lansing, formerly a resident of Augusta township. The handle is turned and the whole shows great ingenuity, particularly the catch which is to hold the bit. In the days when this brace was made, iron was worth much more a pound than it is today.